Bleachers, Folding Seating & Grandstands

This stream tracks consensus standards for one of the most politically visible enterprises in any college, university or school district. Standards Michigan has encouraged education industry trade associations to participate more fully in the ICC code development processes.*


Bleachers, Folding Seating & Grandstands

September 2, 2022

“View of the Colosseum” 1747 Giovanni Paolo Panini



Play is the making of civilization—how one plays the game

more to the point than whether the game is won or lost.



We follow development of best practice literature for spectator seating structures produced by the International Code Council,  the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 102),  the American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE SEI-7).  There are also federal regulations promulgated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  (Note that some of the regulations were inspired by the several regional building code non-profits before the International Code Council was formed in year ~ 2000)

The parent standard from the International Code Council is linked below:

ICC 300 Standard on Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

The development of this standard is coordinated with the ICC Group A Codes.  We have tracked concepts in it previous revisions; available in the link below.

The 2017 edition of ICC 300 will be affirmed or revised in Spring 2021; likely contingent upon the circumstances of the pandemic.  This title is relatively stable but we maintain it on the standing agenda of our Sport standards colloquia.  See our CALENDAR for the next online meeting, open to everyone.

As always, we encourage our colleagues with workpoint experience to participate directly in the ICC Code Development process.  CLICK HERE to get started.

Issue: [15-283]

Category: Athletics & Recreation, Architectural, Public Safety

Contact: Mike Anthony, Jack Janveja, Richard Robben

Virtual reality technology in evacuation simulation of sport stadiums


Standard for Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands ICC 300-2017 edition Public Comment Draft – October 2017

ANSI Coverage / ICC 300-2017: Standard for Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands


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